The announcement this morning that chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are set to open a second location of their popular chicken restaurant on January 5.
This from the press release:
The newest location of the fast-casual concept is in the heart of Midtown on Crescent Avenue and makes the third restaurant from the duo, whose list includes Bantam + Biddy in Ansley Mall and Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station.
“One of our goals is to provide Midtown residents a convenient dining option that’s still delicious and healthy,” said Doty. “We also wanted to give business professionals looking for a morning coffee or a quick bite on their lunch break a new place to visit.”
While the Crescent location has the same regional and pastured poultry and organic, seasonal vegetables as its predecessor, the new restaurant has a caffeinated bonus: an espresso bar serving Batdorf & Bronson coffee.
“We thought about what this area needed, and that’s how we came up with adding the espresso bar,” said Gummere. “We plan on having several different types of coffee like Cuban, shaken and cold brew, and we’ll also have chai.”
The restaurant’s lunch and dinner menu includes a “meat-and-three” option, as well as entrées, salads and sandwiches. Many of the items are gluten-free. The “meat-and-three” meal allows guests to choose either a quarter ($12) or half chicken ($15) or a 6-ounce serving of eco-friendly pork loin ($12.50) with two sides. This meal also comes with a choice of four sauces including piri piri, wasakaka, beer mustard and Sweet Blue Ridge BBQ. The selection of entrées also features penne pasta ($10), pork schnitzel ($16) and meatloaf made with White Oak Pastures grass-fed beef and a choice of two sides ($12.50). Salad ($8.50-$12.50) and sandwich ($10.50) options include the Power House Salad with local farm egg, roasted broccoli, tomato, radish, sunflower sprouts and organic almonds; Southern fried chicken sandwich; and a chicken pita with feta cheese, yogurt, olives, tomato, cucumber and sunflower sprouts. All sandwiches are served with one side item, and gluten-free bread is available upon request. Daily Blue Plates ($10-$14) range from chicken and dumplings to Southern fried catfish and Creole sauce, served from 2 p.m. until close.
The breakfast menu ($5-$14) includes an array of dishes made with local farm eggs and poultry including items like buttermilk cheddar biscuits with sausage gravy, pastured three egg burrito and fried chicken and waffles.
For the “little cluckers,” guests ages 10 and under, the restaurant offers items such as the rotisserie chicken whole wheat quesadillas and fried chicken tenders with organic juice or milk for $8.
Desserts include individual pies, rice pudding and cookies ($3-$5).
The restaurant’s 2,000-square-foot space seats 75 guests in the dining room and will include a casual, awning-covered patio. Designed by architect Tim Nichols, Bantam + Biddy’s aesthetic provides diners a charming, relaxing atmosphere that features classic wood beadboard, bright ceramic tile and rich oak woods.
Bantam + Biddy is located at 1050 Crescent Avenue. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The espresso bar opens at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
All major credit cards are accepted. Parking is available in the 1010 Midtown parking garage, which can be entered on Crescent Avenue, and the first two hours of parking are free. A guest entrance for the restaurant is available in the parking garage.
More info here: bantamandbiddy.com.
— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.